This is just a short tutorial explain my approach to painting water, and not a completed painting , but hopefully you will get the general idea from these steps. I am just using a piece of scrap Bristol airbrush paper (around a4 size), and etac paints.
For this example I will use the water in a typical ‘duck’ scene which captures the different textures you commonly get with water.
When I look at a reference with water I normally see 3 main types of ‘shapes’ :-
a) Soft loose shapes...